Uses of Titanium
Due to excellent resistance to sea water, it is used to make propeller shafts and rigging and in the heat exchangers of desalination plants and in heater-chillers for salt water aquariums. Owing to its high stiffness it is favored in place of steel in high performance model sailplane wing join rods.
It is used to produce relatively soft artificial gemstones.
Titanium tetrachloride is used as an iridized coating for glass. Because it fumes strongly in moist air it is also used for skywriting!
Titanium is an important pigment for industrial, domestic and artistic applications, as it is extremely opaque and sunfast. This latter properties is also exploited in sunscreen applications.
Because it is physiologically inert and can osseointegrate, titanium is a choice material for joint replacement and tooth implants, and body piercing.
Titanium alloys are also used in eyeglass frames. This results high-end, but resistant and long-lasting frame. Both traditional alloys and shape memory alloys find use in this application.
Even golf clubs are made with titanium.
Even architectural applications of titanium exist, for instance the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and the Cerritos Library that are sheathed in titanium panels.
Apple computers recently put a titanium laptop computer on the market, for its light weight.
Titanium has potential use in desalination plants for converting sea water into fresh water.
Other uses include titanium cookware, titanium art.